checking program


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checking program

[′chek·iŋ ‚prō·grəm]
(computer science)
A computer program which detects and determines the nature of errors in other programs, particularly those that involve incorrect coding or punching of wrong characters. Also known as checking routine.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.